Cassi Creek: We are witnessing an increasing call for the legalization of Marijuana that is being answered affirmably by many states. The primary call has been for the ability to prescribe and dispense pot for any of several medical diagnoses.
While the federal government continues to classify marijuana as a schedule 1 drug, having no medical use, more and more studies indicate that it has usefulness in treating chronic pain, some neurologic disorders, and in helping to abate the nausea that comes with chemotherapy while simultaneously increasing patient appetites.
Two states now allow recreational use by adults. Several other states allow medical use. Then, there are those states that will see hell freeze over before legalizing it. The more bible thumpers in office, the less likely pot to be legalized.
Now, a widely respected neurosurgeon is reversing his public opposition to marijuana. I have every intention of watching his presentation. You may wish to do the same.
Before he started working on his documentary called "Weed," Dr. Sanjay Gupta thought the research backing medical marijuana was unimpressive. "I'm here to apologize," he says
I used amphetamines in VietNam to stay awake when necessary. They create a dangerous paranoia. The antidote and path to clarity and calm could be found in a joint or two. Here, I don’t use amphetamines. Therefore, that’s the end of that story unless local laws are changed or until we follow the Oregon Trail.